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Housing MP’s plane plan for squatters

Housing Minister Roodlal Moonilal wants to purchase a small airplane to locate and eradicate the “parasite of squatting”. He did not divulge whether the intention was to use weedicide and if a plane was cheaper than bus route fare to Bangladesh in St Joseph.

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Benjai award for calypso-so

Benjai’s sweet soca tune, “Trini” was adjudged NACC’s 2011 “Calypso of the Year” at NAPA on Saturday night. Iwer George, Denise Belfon and Swappi set to vie for the 2012 award.

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Spiritual ‘conman’ charged

A spiritual ‘conman’ is charged after allegedly telling a Valsayn doctor she had a week to live and, in exchange for prayers, relieving her of $212,000 over the next two months. In other news, the field of alternative non-medicine is attracting more students.

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In-fighting at Integrity Commission

Anti-Corruption Bureau reportedly asked to investigate Integrity Commission Deputy Chairman who responded with a pre-action protocol letter against the Commission. In other news, local Transparency International cannot get international body to return calls.

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Kamla keeps her silk

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC refused to return her silk since she felt other recipients over last 50 years would have to follow. The PM didn’t specify whether she meant just the controversial ones.

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PSA in-fighting continues

PSA past, present and in-between executive members have claimed assault by each other. Members wonder if anyone at union is still fighting for wage increases.

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Subhas: Sex is a waste of two minutes

Ex-Junior National Security Minister Subhas Panday objected to conjugal visits for prisoners on the grounds that it was two minutes wasted. There was no comment from Mrs Panday.

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CAL Accident Report Crash Lands

After seven months of “preliminary investigations” into the crash of Caribbean Airlines flight BW523, which overshot the runway at the Cheddi Jaggan Airport in Georgetown, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) declared yesterday that the accident was due to “insufficient runway” for the pilot’s landing. The Civil Aviation Authority of …

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Sport Minister’s synchronised swinging

Sport Minister Anil Roberts blasted the local cricket and athletic bodies for being willfully blind to the truth and fiddling with facts regarding team selection and an objection to the Ministry’s elite funding policy. Roberts then claimed that there was no conflict of interest involving a $1.9 million boxing card …

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Volney volley at Rowley

Herbert Volney accused the Opposition Leader of treachery over leaked “death threat” report that suggested the PM overreacted — any irony is unintentional.

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